I’ve been moving down the body of the skeleton toward the pelvis, building shadows with the Van Dyke Brown and adding highlights with Titanium White. I chose to lose the sanded background and isolate the skeleton against the darkness, increasing the stark contrast of white on black, so here the dark is being built around the lower bones. I need to compare the skeleton with the painting closely to make sure I haven’t made any glaring errors.Â
It was a quiet day, alternating between working on the bones and making panels for the Indian lady, which went very smoothly. I really appreciate having the space and equipment to be able to do this kind of work so easily. It’s going to be great for the students too; they’ll save a fortune by making their own panels and bars.